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'Together Again'Bernetta "Tootie" M. Gerer
103, of East Canton went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 21, 2014. Bernetta was born in Canton, Ohio on March 27, 1910 to the late Edward and Minnie Hambaugh. Tootie was a member of East Canton Church of God and the Women of the Church of God. Bernetta and Ivan enjoyed their times of traveling with the Jolly 60's of the Canton Baptist Temple. She also enjoyed crocheting afghans for family and friends as well as keeping her home inviting with her love of gardening.
Preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Ivan; sister, Alverda LeBeau; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Clarence Berry; grandson-in-law, Roger Eick and brother-in-law, Kenneth Lee. Tootie is survived by her grandchildren, LeAnna (Kurt) Christner of Malvern, Alan (Amber) Berry of Norton and Patricia (Terry) McLaughlin of Mansfield; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister-in-law, Angelina Lee; nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel with Chaplin Charles Cooper and Rev. Terry McLaughlin officiating. Family and friends may visit on Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. prior to service. Internment will take place at North Lawn Cemetery. Those wishing to send condolences or leave a special message may do so at the Reed online guestbook at
Reed Funeral Home
705 Raff Road SW Canton, OH 44710
Published in The Repository on Feb. 23, 2014